Multiple reports are confirming that the PC version of No Man’s Sky is being affected by performance issues, even on up-to-date hardware.
Hundreds of fans have taken their disappointment to social media, with Steam reviews resulting in an “Mostly Negative” response within the game’s first couple hours. Many players are experiencing single-digit frame-rate drops and audio issues; even on newer hardware.
Sean Murray, the founder of Hello Games, took to Twitter to hopefully answer some people’s concerns. First of all, fans should try restarting Steam in order to obtain the latest patch, which was rolled out very recently. This patch should help resolve some issues with Visual Redist C++ 2010 that would be causing the majority of issues. Players have also been instructed to update their Graphic Card drivers to the latest version through AMD’s and Nvidia’s official websites, as this may help to resolve some problems.
Finally, Murray reminds people to pay attention to the minimum specifications and make sure that their system supports OpenGL 4.5 as it is required to play No Man’s Sky. Following these steps should help resolve the majority of PC issues that players have been experiencing.
Fans can also try verifying the integrity of the game cache on Steam. To do this, right-click No Man’s Sky from your game library and go to properties. Once here, click on the local files tab and then click “Verify Integrity of game cache.”
No Man’s Sky is currently available for the Playstation 4 and PC (via Steam).